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US Government Sends 4 Guantanamo Prisoners Back to Afghanistan - NBCNews.com
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:00:07 GMT

NBCNews.com

US Government Sends 4 Guantanamo Prisoners Back to Afghanistan
NBCNews.com
The United States released four Guantanamo Bay prisoners to their home country of Afghanistan on Friday, the first such transfer to the war-torn country since 2009, the Department of Defense announced Saturday. Defense officials said Shawali Khan, Khi ...

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14 Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan - Voice of America
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:00:22 GMT

Irish Independent

14 Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan
Voice of America
Seven police officers have been killed in a northern Afghanistan province after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents. Police officials in Jawzjan province say five other police officers were wounded in the attack late Saturday. The Taliban ...
Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Reach New High In 2014: UNHuffington Post
Afghanistan: Taliban Attack PoliceNew York Times
Policeman die in Afghanistan attackIrish Independent
The Age -Long War Journal
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Pentagon returns four Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan - Fox News
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:22:07 GMT

Reuters

Pentagon returns four Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan
Fox News
"The United States is grateful to the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for its willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility," the Pentagon said. "The United States coordinated with the ...
US sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to AfghanistanReuters
4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To AfghanistanNPR (blog)
Four Guantanamo inmates sent home to AfghanistanBBC News
CNN -Press Herald -ABC News
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The Unspeakable in Afghanistan - Truth-Out
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:17:00 GMT

Stars and Stripes

The Unspeakable in Afghanistan
Truth-Out
2014 marks the deadliest year in Afghanistan for civilians, fighters, and foreigners. The situation has reached a new low as the myth of the Afghan state continues. Thirteen years into America's longest war, the international community argues that ...
West's cultural influence explodes on streets of AfghanistanStars and Stripes
Skin sin? Tattoos embody 'social revolution' in AfghanistanAl-Arabiya
How tattoos are embodying Afghan social revolutionEconomic Times

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The good news in 'Afghanistan's Marshall Plan' - Reuters Blogs (blog)
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:56:49 GMT

The good news in 'Afghanistan's Marshall Plan'
Reuters Blogs (blog)
As the U.S. continues its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, it's worth taking a look at how much the nation has spent on aid–and how effective it has (or hasn't) been. Certainly, the numbers are high. A July quarterly report (PDF) released by special ...



Romania: 450 Troops To Afghanistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:33:41 GMT

Romania: 450 Troops To Afghanistan
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Outgoing President Traian Basescu says Romania has committed an extra 450 troops to Afghanistan starting next year in addition to the previously announced 200 military instructors and trainers. Basescu said December 20 that Romania's Supreme Council ...

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War in Afghanistan is not America's longest - Financial Times
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:39:25 GMT

War in Afghanistan is not America's longest
Financial Times
There is nothing in the Constitution that requires a formal declaration of war, so by any standard you choose, the war in Afghanistan is not America's longest. Of course, there is no meaning to a war's duration. Unless it is the view of the FT that ...

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US releases four Guantánamo Bay prisoners to Afghanistan - The Guardian
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:38:50 GMT

The Guardian

US releases four Guantánamo Bay prisoners to Afghanistan
The Guardian
According to the Associated Press, the top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, had opposed the release. Officials said Campbell and all military leaders on the ground had now screened the move. The AP also reported that an official ...
Four Afghans Released From Guantánamo BayNew York Times
Four Guantánamo Detainees, Including “Taliban Intelligence Chief,” Sent Home ...Slate Magazine (blog)
Afghan leader's two-man government raises concernsNews & Observer

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4 prisoners at Guantanamo returned to Afghanistan - New York Post
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:59:11 GMT

New York Post

4 prisoners at Guantanamo returned to Afghanistan
New York Post
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.



Afghanistan's New Millionaires - Businessweek
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:59:21 GMT

Businessweek

Afghanistan's New Millionaires
Businessweek
In the U.S., wartime contracting is often associated with such names as Blackwater (now known as Academi), DynCorp International, Triple Canopy, and others, but on the ground in Afghanistan, the Pentagon depended on a small army of locals. And as ...

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